Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Karen Casey has received the 18 initial recommendations from the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions and has directed her department and school boards to act on them. Eight of the recommendations will be immediately implemented and ten are...

Mulgrave Park residents will soon benefit from a $5 million investment to preserve social housing in their neighbourhood. Through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement a total of $18.2 million will be invested in social housing in Nova Scotia. The province is partnering with the...

Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey said tax relief is coming for small businesses in a balanced budget to be delivered next month. The small business income threshold will rise to $500,000 from $350,000, Mr. Delorey told a Halifax Chamber of Commerce event today,...

The Chronic Disease Innovation Fund will invest $300,000 in 18 projects across the province. Community groups, in partnership with community health boards, applied for funding for projects that will help people stop smoking, reduce alcohol consumption, get active, and eat better....

Government is enhancing the Graduate to Opportunity program to encourage more businesses to hire women, people with disabilities and other diverse graduates. Employers will now receive an additional 10 per cent subsidy in the first year for diverse and international hires....

Wildfire risk season is now underway until October 15 and burning restrictions apply. People should check the BurnSafe website at novascotia.ca/BurnSafe for counties where burning domestic brush or campfires is permitted or restricted. The BurnSafe map is updated daily at 2 p.m. to show if...

Government will work to enhance and better coordinate mental health supports offered to children and youth, through school facilities like youth health centres. This is one of four recommendations put forward by the Minister’s Advisory Panel on Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions. The province...

Nova Scotia is adopting changes to the National Building Code, which include increasing the maximum height of wooden residential buildings from four to six storeys. The Fire Safety Act and Regulations will also be changed to enhance safety requirements for the taller wood buildings....